Tag : labour

‘Jeremy had a stonking great victory and now it’s up to the rest of us to support him, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.’

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The Gryphon speak to Labour MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn about Jeremy Corbyn, the future of Syria and the government’s new PREVENT laws.   Since The Gryphon last spoke to you quite a lot has happened within the Labour Party, most notably Jeremy Corbyn being elected as your … Read More

“Let’s be Happy, Let’s be Hopeful, Above all let’s be Optimistic”

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Newly elected Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, visited the University on Thursday to speak to students about the Party’s voter registration campaign, as well as conducting a brief question and answer session with the 500 strong audience. Labour estimate that there may be as many as one million voters missing … Read More

Rudi Abdallah on Jeremy Corbyn

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When Jeremy Corbyn acquired the thirty five nominations necessary to make it on to the ballot paper for Labour’s leadership race, I was naively ecstatic. Here was a man with the grizzled facial hair all lefties are obliged to grow, who fought for radical socialism that was the perennial villain … Read More

Corbyn: Labour’s route to identity?

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Jeremy Corbyn, maverick MP for Islington North since 1983, has dominated headlines this week as private polls suggest he could surprise the bookies to emerge victorious in the Labour leadership contest. The already 5-time parliamentary Beard of the Year winner has garnered a sudden rush of political support, mainly because … Read More

68% of Leeds University staff ‘likely to vote Labour’

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An election survey by Times Higher Education (THE) has revealed that almost 3/4 of staff at the University will vote for the Labour party this Thursday. The survey, which was released online gained 1,019 responses from higher education staff across ten UK universities. The data showed that 46 per cent of … Read More

Ed Miliband promises tuition fee cuts to 6k

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Aspiring Prime Minister Ed Miliband today announced Labour’s plans to cut tuition fees. Appearing at the Leeds College of Music, Mr Miliband said that the tripling of tuition in 2010 led to ‘the most expensive broken promise in the history of British politics’, leading him to reduce the 9k fees … Read More

Politics in pink: is Labour’s pink van really a cause for concern?

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In the run up to the General Election, a ‘magenta’ bus, manned by female Labour MPs, is currently touring the country and engaging with women on female-orientated political issues such as childcare, the gender pay-gap and domestic violence. There are some important questions to be asked. Firstly, why is the bus … Read More

News | Young politicians face ‘prejudices’, says Councillor, 22

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Leeds City’s youngest councillor has called for more young people to get into politics despite the ‘barriers’ they face. Alice Smart, who won a seat in this year’s local elections aged 21, rejected claims she is too young to enter politics, although admitted there “can definitely be an issue” with … Read More

Comment | There's nothing dubious about democracy

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As a former Chair of Leeds Labour Club, I read the article on our supposed “dubious tactics” with great interest. Last year, under my tenure as Chair of Leeds Labour Club, we were described by the BBC as “the Labour Machine.”  A reference which we have adopted in a very tongue-in-cheek … Read More

Comment | Leeds Labour's dubious tactics

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Last year the Labour leader Ed Miliband vowed to end his party’s “machine politics” – a grubby, discredited means of political advancement that is often most prevalent among left-wing elites in search of self advancement. Specifically, he pledged to curtail “a politics that was closed, a politics of the machine, … Read More